The 60th Annual Dinner Meeting for Central California Almond Growers Association occurred on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at Pardini’s Banquet Hall in Fresno. Our Chairman, Jeff McKinney, and President & CEO, Michael Kelley, provided membership and industry guests with reports and updates about the cooperative.
60 years of the Association would not be possible without the cooperative’s co-founding manager, Robert “Bob” Hines. To celebrate this successful achievement, a special tribute to Bob was read at the meeting to recognize his accomplishments and educate our membership about the Association’s history.
The 2022 hulling and shelling season was shorter than the previous two years. Sanger completed operations on November 21 and Kerman finished on November 30. For 2022, the Association cracked out 127,245,654 meat equivalent pounds. The average yield per acre was 2,064 lbs. The 2022 volume recorded a decrease of 11.47% from the 2021 season. However, the average overall turnout of all varieties set a new 60-year record of 26.13%.